Precious Photos of Sixteenth Karmapa, part 2

The first Visit to the West 1974

1974 in North America

In Disneyland 1974

With Hopi Chief Ned in Second Mesa

Giving the Korwa Dondrub Empowerment in the Hopi cultural center

With 3rd Bardor Tulku Rinpoche

With Karma Thanley Rinpoche in Toronto

With Namgyal Rinpoche in Toronto

HH the 16th Karmapa in Europe

Meeting Pope Paul VL ( with Jigme Rinpoche and Montsignore di Roma)

The Bensons welcome His Holiness at the Airport of  Brive (France) and take him to the future Dhagpo Kagyu Ling

First visit on the Cote Jor. the Land given by Mr. Bernhard Benson (2rd from the right)

Giving blessing on the site of the planned monastery.

Second Trip to the West 1977/1978

20th June, 1977

Arriving in Vermont

With the driver of the US-tour Steven Roth

His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa empowers the Vajradhara thankga with a goldleaf handprint. The monk standing to the Karmapa's right is His Eminence Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche. Photograph by Joyce Peterson, Copyright 2008 Joyce Peterson

16th Karmapa consecrated officially the Center in Landrevie Populaire du Centre, 28th of June, 1977.

"Dordogne," "Black  Crown" Friday in the temple at Landrevie"

Arriving at the temple Dhagpo Kagyu Ling

HH Karmapa and Lama Gendun Rinpoche

The first Black Crown Ceremony in Dhagpo Kagyu Ling, July 1977.

 Black Crown Ceremony in Dhagpo Kagyu Ling, July 1977.

With  Sehrab Palden Gyamtso, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso in the yard of Dhagpo

Karmapa chose an old Morgan to drive through the Dordogne 

Welcoming Karmapa in Desjardins Ashrma

Frankfurter Rundschau . September 20, 1977.

HH Karmapa and Dagyab Rinpoche in Germany 1977

With Lama Ole Nydahl in front of the Bus

Karmapa arrives for the consecration of the site of the planned monastery on the Cote Jor. November 1977.

Welcome HH on the Cote Jor.

Consecration Ceremony Cote Jor.

With  Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche and Jigme Rinpoche. Photo B. Lebeau 

Coming out  of the tent in which the ceremonies were done, Nov 1977.
Cote Jor.(near Dhagpo) Photo Danielle Galut.

Dhagpo 1977
Dhagpo 1977

Blessing the land

In Longueil St Marie (Center of P Arnold)1978

Traveling with Kalu and Gendun Rinpoche

Third Tour to the West 1980

Boston Globe
 October 1, 1980 

Washington Post

In a birdshop
During the midsummer night festival with Trungpa Rinpoche

With Dudjom Rinpoche


With Politicians


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